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Charles Ray Winegar
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Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 10, 2011

Charles Ray Winegar, 85, passed away quietly on Feb. 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was the eighth child born to Clarence and Sylvia Mann Winegar on Apr. 6, 1925, in So. Bountiful, Utah. After attending school in Bountiful and Kaysville, he graduated from Davis High School in 1943. Prior to graduating, he attended a mechanics learner school at Utah State in Logan, Utah.

In September of 1943, he was drafted into the Army and served in the Philippines until 1946. Upon returning home, he married Norma Riley in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 8, 1946. In 1948, they moved to Ontario, OR, where he farmed with his brother, Earl Winegar for two years. During this time two daughters, Charlene and Debra Lynn, were born.

In 1956, Charles and Norma bought a row crop farm in Fruitland and began farming on their own. During this time, two more children were born, Dell Ray and Donna Jean.

In addition to farming and raising a family, he served on the Federal Land Bank Board for 11 years. He also served in various callings in the LDS church such as Young Men's President, Ward Clerk, Bishopric Counselor and Bishop of the New Plymouth Ward.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, of 64 years; his daughters, Debra Lynn Ashton (Wayne), Donna Jean Jemmett (Dell), and a son, Dell Ray Winegar (Kris). He was blessed with a great posterity, whom he loved dearly, 30 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, Glenn Winegar of Sandy, Utah, and a sister, Arlene Briggs of Syracuse, Utah.

He is preceded in death by a his parents; three brothers, Earl, Oram, Clarence Dell; and three sisters, Jetta, Mary, Lucile; and a daughter, Charlene Stokes (Dan).

A viewing will be held Wed., Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Schaffer Jenson Memory Chapel in Fruitland, Idaho. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thurs., Feb. 17, 2011, at the Fruitland LDS church. Prior to the service a viewing will be held from 10:00-10:30 a.m. in the Relief Society room of the Fruitland LDS church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel in Fruitland, Idaho.

Created by: Barb
Record added: Feb 11, 2011
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Charles Ray Winegar
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